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How to fix kitchen floor on v tight budget?
Previous owner used cheap self-adhesive vinyl tiles on top of the existing ceramic floor tiles. The vinyl tiles are all lifting at the edges, most are cracked and some chunks have come right off. However, they don't seem to come off 'cleanly' and when we've tried to peel a couple of them off, bits are still stuck to the old ceramic tiles underneath. Also, the floor itself seems to be uneven - there's a slight 'step' near the back door (only mm's but enough to have cracked the tiles that were stuck over it).
Is it possible to just rip off what we can of the vinyl tiles, put down self-levelling underlay and then new vinyl sheet flooring on top? Or will it all need to be ripped out before new flooring is put in? Or... should I give up on new vinyl flooring and just get a load of carpet tiles down til I can afford to sort it properly (don't really want carpet in the kitchen long term)?
I'm on a really tight budget - can't really afford to be doing this to be honest but it's such a trip hazard and getting worse by the day so I have to do something!
Any suggestions gratefully received!
without knowing what the subfloor is nobody can give you any real information on how to proceed, it may be incredibly expensive to prepare the floor correctly for any floorcovering. I would recommend contacting a well respected and established flooring professional in your area who will need to do a full site inspection to gauge the type of works required for installation.
Answered 9th Nov 2017